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  1. General Reef Discussion
    hello TRT, So I received my new Rea Sea 525xl and i am in the process of cycling it. I set it up a week ago and used 30 gallons from my old tank and my marinepure block to cycle it. I just tested the water and I have 0 nitrates, nitrites and ammonia which seems rather odd. When is it safe to...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi Everyone, I just began working on my first saltwater tank. I come from a freshwater background, planted 75gallon was my baby until I got rid of it because of space. Bought a new home and am ramping up my game again in the saltwater arena this time. I am happy to take any and all advice and...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so I am really new to reef tanks and saltwater but have a 10 gallon freshwater and a 40 gallon fresh water I ordered a 28 gallon nano cube from doctors foster and smith this is the tank I ordered a 28 gallon JBJ Nano cube deluxe from drs fosters and smith I cant post the link since I dont...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So I was wondering, I have about 20lbs of live rock in a 55 gallon and was told that this is not enough to cycle my tank and that I should add a fish to do so. My tank has live sand and rock and has been going for a month without anything like fish. I don't want to use fish because it's cruel...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, I am brand new to the world of reefing and I finally purchased the rest of my supplies! I have a 55 gallon tank and I am hoping to start getting water and rock tomorrow. I was wondering if anyone has any advice on cycling the tank, things that worked for you, and what not to do...
  6. Reef Fish
    Hello Since i am a beginner in marine tank, i decided to start with black moly fish to cycle my marine fish only tank. I did very slowly changed the fresh water black molly to salt water over 24 hr. Now they are in my marine tank for around a day. I was wondering are molly truly marine fish...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I have started my Saltwater tank in hopes of one day making a reef I have a 46 bow front tank and about 2 weeks ago filled it with salt water and maybe 2 days after added live sand and 10 Lbs of live rock "that I can already see some hair algae on" I plan on adding more rock slowly as I get the...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Okay I am just wondering, my tank is cycled already just I have a question. If you make a saltwater tank and you put live rock and some coral in the next day then your tank starts cycling and you have coral and inverts in it... What happens?(Wondering about corals and shrimp and CUC) Do they...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    1. 75gal tank filled with salt water. Nor fish or corals at this time. 2. Phosphate remover added. 3. Live sand added. 4. 2 pieces of base rock added. 5. Water tested and looks good. Now I believe the tank should cycle. I can't afford to buy all of the live rock at one time, so can I buy...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    1. 75gal tank filled with salt water. Nor fish or corals at this time. 2. Phosphate remover added. 3. Live sand added. 4. 2 pieces of base rock added. 5. Water tested and looks good. Now I believe the tank should cycle. I can't afford to buy all of the live rock at one time, so can I buy...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Sorry if this question has been asked before.. But heres the situation: Im starting my first SW 20 gal tank. I already added 20lbs of live sand and 21lbs of live rock about 2 days ago to start the cycling process. I havent tested the water yet because I am not sure which tests I have to run...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I hope I'm not abusing this great resource by posting too many questions about every little thing. But I literally got 90% of my info. from here on creating this, my first reef tank. So thanks and sorry if needed. Now to my question... As some of you know, I'm cycling my tank. So far I'm...
  13. The THINK Tank
    I just started cycling my new 80 gallon tank and haven't put the heater in. Does it even matter if the heater is in yet? I wasn't sure if helped with cycling or not.
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